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All Signs Point to Awesome for Adobe MAX 2017

This year’s Adobe MAX Creative Conference taking place October 16–20, 2017, promises to be both inspirational and educational. There are expert keynote speakers from many
different disciplines, peeks at the future of creativity and design technologies, presentations, Q & A’s, hands-on labs, creativity workshops, and rumors of incredible sponsors and giveaways. Add all of that together with conference being held at a great location, the The Venetian hotel Las Vegas, NV, and you have the ingredients for a monumental 5-day event

Stellar Reviews for Previous Conferences

In the past, conference goers found themselves among the likes of Aaron Draplin, Rob Generette III, and Quentin Tarantino. People attending have also taken home brand new Fujifilm cameras and Apple Ipads! As if there weren’t already enough reasons to attend right?

Conference Prices

Full conference passes vary depending on when you purchase them. The website max.adobe.com lists 2016 pricing as follows:

  1. regular
    1. early bird pricing (through Aug 19) – $1295
    2. advance pricing (Aug 20 – Sept 16) – $1395
    3. full price (Sept 17 – Nov 4) – $1595
  2. education, government, and non-profit – $995
  3. students – $299

The student price is valid no matter when you purchase your pass, and only requires that a student be at least 18 years of age, show a copy of their class schedule with enrollment in at least 12 credits/units, and show current student ID. In my opinion these passes are a great deal considering the networking opportunity and the chance to take home real world experience from an industry leading creative conference.

Pre-registration, which can be done now, places you in the know for updates and new announcements regarding the conference. It also locks in your early bird pricing so you can be sure to get the best deal.

The Breakdown

The presentations or “Sessions”, typically run 75 mins and are followed by Q & A. “Labs” are hands-on technical trainings lasting 90 mins on dedicated PCs or Macs pre-loaded with all necessary programs and files, and “Creativity Workshops” last from 90 mins to 3 hours, so there is plenty of time to explore and get your hands dirty to get a true feel for the material covered.

Adobe MAX holds a lot in store for designers and creatives of all kinds. I’m very excited to be attending for the first time this year. The rewards seemed to be stacked very high in comparison to the cost, so you’d better believe that I will be there. I hope to see the creative community in full attendance and in great spirits as we fall deeper in love with our crafts. See you there!


Patrick Taylor
Professor Dorreen Petersen Davis
25 April 2017